F.A.Q'S

Getting Ready for the Jump

If you’ve never been skydiving before, you’ve probably got a large number of questions as you prepare for your thrilling day.

What Can You Expect From Skydiving at SkyDive San Diego?

The skydiving experience itself is unlike any other; you might find yourself with a range of emotions throughout the process, but filled with adrenaline at the end! Our mission at Skydive San Diego is to create a seamless and safe experience for you from beginning to end.

What Is The Check-In Process Like?

You start your tandem experience with check-in. Upon arrival, we ask you to fill out our waiver; this will last about five minutes. Afterward, we check your ID. Finally, we ask you to prepare by bringing one form of government-issued picture ID to verify your identity- such as a driver’s license or passport.

Finally, we confirm which video package you prefer to use. We recommend the outside video and photo package since this is an experience to remember! Once you choose your package and finish checking in, you will head out to training and we will get you up on the next plane possible.

How Do I Book?

We ask that you make your reservation online beforehand and arrive on time for your reservation. This allows us to plan accordingly.

How Long Does The Whole Experience Take From Start To Finish?

It will be beneficial to have a light meal in your stomach. We tell our customers that we can only make recommendations, but each person is different, and you know yourself better than anyone. If you have any medical concerns, please contact your medical professional.

What Do I Wear Skydiving?

Sports attire is recommended, while tennis shoes are required. The temperature can drop as low as 30 degrees below ground temperature. Please dress accordingly.

Is There An Age Limit?

Skydiving is restricted to 18 years of age or older and will be verified by your government-issued ID.

How Many People Can Be in My Group?

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is the best to experience with family and friends! Skydive San Diego is the only drop zone in the county that can accommodate groups of this size. Therefore, we encourage a group experience. However, groups larger than 10 tandem pairs will have to be spread out over different flights.

Does Weather Affect My Jump?

Your Skydive will only take place if weather permits. If the weather on the day of your jump is marginal, we encourage you to call the drop zone before leaving to check weather conditions.

Skydiving at SkyDive San Diego

We are excited about your experience at Skydive San Diego! With no prior knowledge necessary, you’re able to create memories that will last a lifetime. Stay up-to-date with skydiving events and updates on our Instagram and Facebook. For more information about your booking, you can call 619-216-8416.

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Manifesting

From start to your jump, we make the process easy and seamless. Putting you at ease and feeling safe.

CHECK-IN

The first thing we need you to do upon arrival is filling out our waiver. Even our waiver system is state-of-the-art, you will step up to a tablet and answer and few questions, taking no more than 5-10 minutes.

INDENTIFICATION

The next part of the check-in process is checking your ID. Please bring some form of government issued picture ID. We need this to verify your identity, and to enable us to finish the check-in process

BUSINESS

Finally, we ask you which video package you would like to take with you after your experience with us. This is a great way to remember your moment in the air and share it with your family and friends. Once you have chosen your package, you settle your account and head out to training.

Training & Safety

WHY IT'S NEEDED

The first thing we need you to do upon arrival is filling out our waiver. Even our waiver system is state-of-the-art, you will step up to a tablet and answer and few questions, taking no more than 5-10 minutes.

How long should I expect to be in training?

Your average wait time can vary, so please allow at least 2 hours for this once in a lifetime experience. Our process includes signing a waiver, checking-in, 5-10 minute training session and catching your ride up to altitude. Wait time can vary due to weather, airspace and aircraft accommodation.

Safety Checks Done

Your instructor will do a complete safety inspection of your parachute and harness, pre-flight. They will fit your harness and adjust for both safety and comfort. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions and go over what you learned in your training class so you’re clear and comfortable during the entire process.

Can My Friends Sit Through the Class With Me?

Only students who are jumping are permitted to attend the tandem Skydive training. While it isn’t possible for your friends or family members to sit through your training class with you, we do have a picnic area with tables where they can wait to watch you jump. Just keep in mind, no alcohol is allowed for safety reasons

What to Do While Waiting

Expect to wait before your jump. We assign groups into aircraft loads, so unless you go on the first load after your training, you’ll have time before you go into the air. This is a great time to stay hydrated and to have a light meal – often jumpers who report feeling sick in the air jumped on an empty stomach.

Safety Checks Done

Your instructor will do a complete safety inspection of your parachute and harness, pre-flight. They will fit your harness and adjust for both safety and comfort. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions and go over what you learned in your training class so you’re clear and comfortable during the entire process.

Can My Friends Sit Through the Class With Me?

Only students who are jumping are permitted to attend the tandem SkyDive training. While it isn’t possible for your friends or family members to sit through your training class with you, we do have a picnic area with tables where they can wait to watch you jump. Just keep in mind, no alcohol is allowed for safety reasons

What to Do While Waiting

Expect to wait before your jump. We assign groups into aircraft loads, so unless you go on the first load after your training, you’ll have time before you go into the air. This is a great time to stay hydrated and to have a light meal – often jumpers who report feeling sick in the air jumped on an empty stomach.

Getting Gear and Staging

From start to your jump, we make the process easy and seamless. Putting you at ease and feeling safe.

Getting Gear

You now know what to expect and it’s time to get kitted out for your jump. All of your gear will be carefully fitted by an instructor and this will take place individually. You will be called forward when it’s your turn to be introduced to your custom fitting harness and eye goggles. Just relax for the time being and wait for your name to be called.

SkyDiver Introduction

Now it’s time to meet your tandem instructor, with whom you will be enjoying your skydiving experience. Each one of these individuals is a highly trained, experienced and certified USPA Tandem instructor and will be ready to answer any additional questions that you have before you jump.

Jump Training

Now it’s time to learn all the specifics. During your training session, your certified USPA tandem instructor will take you through the entire procedure. You will learn about the aircraft and its seating configurations, how to climb out of the plane, how to get ready to jump, the type of freefall position during descent, and the procedure for landing.

Jump Training

Now it’s time to learn all the specifics. During your training session, your certified USPA tandem instructor will take you through the entire procedure. You will learn about the aircraft and its seating configurations, how to climb out of the plane, how to get ready to jump, the type of freefall position during descent, and the procedure for landing.

UP TO THE JUMP

Boarding The Plane and Takeoff

You will remember from your training that there is a specific technique involved in getting into the plane, so remember what to do and climb on board carefully, alongside any other Skydivers and their instructors who may be joining you.

Once everybody is ready, the pilot will maneuver the plane along a short taxiway to the beginning of the runway and start to roll out. In no time at all, you’ll be in the air and climbing steadily above the beautiful Southern Californian countryside.

To The Jump Run

Take time to look all around you and savour the occasion. Out of the window you will have unparalleled views over the Pacific Ocean, the mountains that surround San Diego, and Mexico to your south.

Keep an eye on your altimeter as well, as you climb. You will know that you are at cruising altitude when it reaches 13,000 feet. This part of the flight should take about 15 minutes to complete, before you get to your optimal jump height.

Once everybody is ready, the pilot will maneuver the plane along a short taxiway to the beginning of the runway and start to roll out. In no time at all, you’ll be in the air and climbing steadily above the beautiful Southern Californian countryside.

Jump Staging

As your journey continues, your skydiving instructor will go over everything again and tell you what you need to do and what you should expect from your Skydive. This will be the time when the instructor will attach himself directly to your harness, in preparation for the jump.

Keep an eye on your altimeter as well, as you climb. You will know that you are at cruising altitude when it reaches 13,000 feet. This part of the flight should take about 15 minutes to complete, before you get to your optimal jump height.

Once everybody is ready, the pilot will maneuver the plane along a short taxiway to the beginning of the runway and start to roll out. In no time at all, you’ll be in the air and climbing steadily above the beautiful Southern Californian countryside.

To The Door

To The Door

Keep an eye on your altimeter as well, as you climb. You will know that you are at cruising altitude when it reaches 13,000 feet. This part of the flight should take about 15 minutes to complete, before you get to your optimal jump height.

Once everybody is ready, the pilot will maneuver the plane along a short taxiway to the beginning of the runway and start to roll out. In no time at all, you’ll be in the air and climbing steadily above the beautiful Southern Californian countryside.

LET'S GO SKYDIVING!

Whether you’re looking for that once in a lifetime thrill, a unique addition to your San Diego vacation, or the epitome of a team building experience, a tandem jump is just what the doctor ordered.